One of the four errors the Prodigal of Luke 15 made was lack of vision.
Mike Riley wrote, “The prodigal son did not plan ahead for the ‘rainy day’ that was sure to come.”
The prodigal’s lack of vision was evident much before his money ran out. His decision to leave his father was the first evidence of this problem, because had he been thinking about his long-term well-being, he never would have left. That he was only concerned about his short-term pleasure is a hallmark of this one of Jesus’ parables.
The writer of the Hebrew letter said of Moses, “He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward,” (Hebrews 11:26 ESV). Moses lived not for his immediate, but for his eternal welfare.
Are we planning for the “rainy day” that is sure to come? Are we looking out for our long-term, our eternal welfare? Obeying the gospel provides that.